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Cannon to roar July 3-4 at Shiloh National Military Park

By Editor | June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Shiloh National Military Park is presenting cannon firing demonstrations in commemoration of the July 4th weekend. The scheduled demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday are presented by the Shiloh Cannon Crew, firing a 6-pounder gun, across the street from the park visitor center. “These demonstrations will hopefully allow visitors to get a sense of the destructive…

Downtown traffic to be impacted by Savannah Bluegrass Festival, July 2-3

By Editor | June 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

The 43rd annual Savannah Bluegrass Festival takes place Friday and Saturday at Savannah Market on Main Street. Gates open at 6 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday. Admission is free. Motorists should note some roads in the vicinity will be closed. This year, the festival features “Queen of Bluegrass” Rhonda Vincent for the first time in…

“We Will Rock You” opens this weekend at the Historic Savannah Theater

By Editor | June 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

“We Will Rock You” finally hits the stage this weekend at the Historic Savannah Theater on Court Square, after being put off for a year due to COVID-19, and then 10 weeks of rehearsals. This isn’t your parents’ or grandparents’ musical – although they’d probably recognize and enjoy the music. Make no mistake; We Will…

Opinion: Tennessee should allow public review of redistricting maps before finalizing them

By Editor | June 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Deborah Fisher Tennessee Coalition for Open Government The redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts every 10 years can make and break political careers, providing new opportunities for some and placing brick walls in front of others. But beyond an individual politician’s future, the most significant impact of redistricting is the potential reshaping of political…

Shiloh Park offers ranger-led bike tour of battlefield Saturday

By Editor | June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Shiloh National Military Park announced an educational guided bicycle tour is taking place on the battlefield Saturday, June 26. Led by Ranger Paul Holloway, the bike tour with the theme, “Infantry: Backbone of the Army” focuses on action by infantry units during the fight, the importance those actions played in the overall Civil War battle…

Students can get service hours for TN Promise scholarship at Pickwick Park on June 26

By Editor | June 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Tennessee State Parks are offering volunteer work events at 55 parks across the state for Tennessee Promise scholars to fulfill their community service hours. Most of the events are on Saturday, June 26, including one at Pickwick Landing State Park in Hardin County. “Our state parks present an excellent opportunity for Tennessee Promise students to…

After pandemic-related delay, MyRide West TN now needs volunteer drivers in Hardin County

By Editor | June 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Transportation for many can be a challenge, and seemingly impossible some days. MyRide Tennessee is doing what it can to make a difference – and has now expanded into Hardin County. Are you 60 or older in Hardin County and looking for a ride to the grocery store or doctor’s office or anywhere else? Perhaps…

TBI warns of phone scheme using Tennessee human trafficking hotline number

By Editor | June 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is alerting the public to a reported phone scheme involving a man presenting himself as a representative of a human trafficking task force. The scheme, the TBI said Tuesday, reportedly uses the phone number of the Tennessee Human Trafficking Hotline, as well as a number associated with the Metropolitan Nashville…

To-go alcohol in Tennessee remains, but with added tax

By Editor | June 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Jon Styf The Center Square Of the many alcohol-related bills that passed the Tennessee Legislature this year and were signed by Gov. Bill Lee, one maintains a popular pandemic rule but taxes consumers for it. Lee signed an executive order last year while COVID-19 restrictions were in place that allowed restaurants to sell to-go alcohol…

UT Institute of Agriculture hosting free online Summer Lawn and Garden Show

By Editor | June 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture’s Summer Celebration Lawn and Garden Show is scheduled for July 8 and will be virtual this year. This event is free and open to the public. “We know that this year’s Summer Celebration looks a little different than field days past, but we are committed to providing the…